When the commercial roofing company that employed Stan McCurdy and Gene Walden suddenly closed its doors in the summer of 1986, it left many people without a job and many building owners without a roofing contractor. There was an immediate need to start a new commercial roofing company to save the jobs of their loyal employees and complete the many open contracts left by the old roofing company. McCurdy-Walden, Inc. was born!
Luckily, building owners and general contractors allowed McCurdy-Walden, Inc. to take over where the old roofing company left off, catapulting the new company to the top of the commercial market at an early age.
Six years later, Gene Walden's sons Mark and Jonathan joined the company. McCurdy-Walden doubled its annual income the following year and has been growing ever since. In 2000, Gene Walden purchased Stan McCurdy's shares to become sole owner of McCurdy-Walden, Inc. In 2008, the torch was passed to the sons to run the day-to-day operations.
Gene Walden officially retired on December 31st, 2012, selling the company to his sons, Mark and Jonathan. McCurdy-Walden immediately became a 2nd generation company. With the statistics against them, only 30% of 2nd generation companies survive past the 1st year; Mark and Jonathan made some major changes to the company, took a few small risks and elevated the company to its best year ever since opening its doors in 1986. Mark and Jonathan continued this success, topping the company’s best year, 5 years in a row. The sons of Gene Walden have more than doubled McCurdy-Walden’s annual revenue since taking 100% ownership, making it one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Florida.
Gene Walden & Stan McCurdy - 1993
The Waldens - Mark, Gene & Jonathan
Mark & Jonathan